Media Week 2007
If you’ve ever thought about a job in the media, be it as a journalist, radio presenter, tv producer or anything in between, then the SRC’s Media Week is your opportunity to meet and question the people who have the job you want. With guest speakers from the BBC, Sky, The Herald and the National Union of Journalists, you can hear what it’s really like to work in the media, and how you can get your foot in the door.
Crichton Campus Demonstration
A demonstration to protest against the university withdrawing from Crichton Campus will be held on Wednesday 14th February.
The plan is to meet at the flag pole at the South Front of the university at Gilmorehill at 1pm.
For more info please go to http://www.cucsa.org.uk
Please take an hour to come out and show your support for the students at Crichton Campus.
SRC Spring Election
The results for the Spring Election are as follows:
President – Mhairi Wilson
Vice President (Learning & Development) – Gavin Lee
Vice President (Media & Communications) – Filippo Trevisan
Vice President (Student Support) – Struan Campbell
Arts Faculty Convenor – Jamie Wightwick
Education Faculty Convenor – Thomas Burns
Science Faculty Convenor – Sara Cawley
Mature Students Officer – Jennifer Wightwick
Minority Ethnic Officer – Lucille Harvey
Students’ With Disabilities Officer – George Twizell
Women’s Interests Officer – Laura Jones
Charities Officer – Sarah Tomlinson
Part Time Students’ Officer – Howard Dickson
The breakdown of votes is available here (pdf)
Following recent decisions by the Scottish Funding Council, the SRC is disappointed to learn that the University is considering withdrawal from the Crichton Campus in Dumfries. While a final decision is yet to be made, the SRC is working with the University and Crichton University Campus Students’ Association to protect the interests of current Crichton students.
Student Festival 2007
Thanks for everyone who helped run or came along to any of the Student Festival events. You helped raise over £1000 for Shelter, Humanity First, Children in Crisis and the Scottish Refugee Council.
Early Closure of the Library
Due to staff shortages, The Main Library has been closing at 9pm instead of the usual 2am. The SRC are aware of this and are particularly concerned about the impact this may have during the exam period.
Latest – The Secretary of Court has been made aware of the situation and the SRC are doing what we can to encourage a quick solution. Again, if you do want to express your concerns please email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in an anonymous comments card. We have been told that the early closures will be short term but obviously we want this resolved as soon as possible especially as it is exam time. We’ll keep you posted here.
The Library will close at it’s usual time of 2am tonight (18th January)
Student Rep Training February 2007
Student Representative training sessions will be held this semester for anyone who missed the training last October, or has recently been appointed as a rep. You only need to attend one session per academic year, so if you attended in October you need not attend this time.
- Friday 16 February, 2 sessions available (10am – 12pm and 1.30pm – 3pm)
- Tuesday 20 February, 3 sessions (10am – 12pm, 1.30pm – 3pm and 5.30pm – 7.30pm)
- Wednesday 21 February, 1 session (5.30pm – 7.30pm)
You can now sign up online for the training.
Training will be held in the Williams Room in the John McIntyre Building. If you have any questions please contact email@example.com
University Nursery Closure
The University Nursery has reopened its care for ages 0-2 (basement and Ground floor). Childcare (Scotland) Ltd have been engaged to run the Nursery on a temporary basis.
The other rooms will be reopened as soon as possible.
All parents who have been affected by the nursery closure should have received a letter from the University outlining the situation and giving a link to a list of other childcare providers in the Glasgow area.
If the lack of childcare is affecting your ability to study or attend classes, make sure you notify your Department and your Adviser of Studies of the problem.
If you receive the childcare element of Working Tax Credit, and your child stops attending childcare for four weeks in a row, you need to notify the Tax Credits Office, in order that you are not overpaid.
If you find that your interim childcare is more expensive, there may be some help available from the University Hardship Funds. Contact the SRC Advice Centre who will be able to advise further.
Want to run a festival?
If you want to get involved with Student Festival or have any ideas which you think should be included please let us know. Student Festival begins on February 5th, with free or fund-raising events to give students the chance to recover from exams and get the most of their University experience.
SHAG / World AIDS Day
A huge thank you to everyone who helped out, took part or donated money during SHAG / World AIDS Day. We raised over £200 for the National AIDS Trust and the Student Volunteers Abroad projects dealing with AIDS in Africa.